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Julia Haumont, portrait of a passionate artist

We live in an era where artistic diversity and the infinite plurality of practices and trajectories end up bringing together a large number of artists.The expansion of contemporary creation creates a vast utopia around the desire and curiosity aroused by the work of each artist. Those who meet, recognize themselves, and commit. To act in favor of a scene that draws its essence from the influence of certain artists that we had the honor to exhibit in our galleries.

Julia Haumont is an artist among those whom Galerie Joseph welcomed in one of its atypical spaces, available for rental, dedicated to art in the Haut Marais. It was during the Decade exhibition, which brought together nine artists, that her creations were presented. Her work reflects a fragility, a sensuality, and a lot of determination.

Galerie Joseph, the reference for space rental in Paris, paints a portrait of a woman artist with a thousand and one techniques.

Harmonious work that stems from an old passion

Julia Haumont likes to remind that her work is inspired by her family, her childhood. Part of her life which she transcribes in her works in order to distort them. While keeping soothing forms that remind her of the infinity of her childhood.
A past that nourishes a present. Through which she extracts through her ceramics, her busts, her porcelains, her compositions and her engravings a melancholic delicacy.
The artist is a graduate of the National Superior School of Fine Arts in Paris. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the capital, and in Shanghai.

It was in 2009 that a box containing photographs of her as a young child, resurfaced. And thus allowed her to reclaim memories. While giving it power over a playful childhood that rhymes with innocence, modesty, exhibition, intimacy and seduction.

She began to draw, then to paint. Julia realized that engraving and sculpture allowed her to carry out works in which the sensory space is made up of materials specific to childhood. She created figurative, real that feeds on her own memory.

Before embracing sculpture and making it a profession, her sensitivity for matter and fabric was already present. Due to her studies in fashion design and her passage to the school of the Parisian sewing union chamber.

A passion that she abandons until the day she returns to textiles. So develop its own techniques. Two techniques that emanate from a certain sensitivity for fabric and material.

The fabric, and the ceramic.

Fabric she loves, for the transparency it brings to her. She tears it, unpacks it, sews it up, embroiders it, and makes it an accessory. The latter is essential and materializes as her work adjusts.
Ceramics allow her to impose her work. Through this delicate medium, it emanates fragility and strength, while using delicate material.

Camille Paulhan, art critic and historian, described the artist as follows:
“Julia Haumont says she likes the techniques that allow one to freeze one material on another: etching, embroidery, dyeing on canvas, enameled ceramic . However, nothing heavy in her work, but a disconcerting fragility mixed with determination”

Julia Haumont sculpture

A unique style and surprising spontaneity

Julia Haumont is inspired by photo archives. She lets herself be surprised by the material.
Spontaneity in her work is important to reflect sincerity and allow her to play with forms. Configure them according to the time it takes for the material to mold and dry.

The artist seeks balance and harmony. She wants to evolve her sculptures so as to remain faithful to her memories, without being faithful to the photography that inspires her work.

Modeling a carving takes about a month, a reflection may precede construction. She compares her work to that of a painter, but which is done blindly because once enameling in the stove, cooking is magic, and it isn’t done beside her amazed eyes. Then  the carving surprises the artist.
“the colors only appear after baking. There is always a surprise effect and accidents which can be interesting. Waiting for the oven to open, which is done one or two days after placing in the oven, and so the discovery of the result is quite exciting. “ specifies Julia.

Julia Haumont work

Inspirations and intrigue that rekindle her creativity

Julia Haumont often uses the word harmony to describe her inspirations. Music, art, images, paintings, photographs, shows, films, give her a constant feeling that consolidates with the peaceful and passionate soul that she knew how to build and reflect through her works.

The captivating shapes, materials, words and colors used in the works of artists such as Matisse, Viallet, Boltanski, or even Henry Darger are real sources of inspiration for Julia.

She doesn’t want to compartmentalize the emotions of those who watch her work. The artist gives free rein to everyone’s mind, and to their own emotions, to receive a message that is not contextualized through hersculptures.
Between violence, decadence and gentleness, there are many opinions. What Julia wants is to give each person a unique experience, so that she can be sent back to herself, to a feeling, a memory, a childhood, and emotions that are unique.

Julia Haumont hasn’t finished surprising us. She will exhibit at La Galerie Guido Romero Pierini Michael Timsit in Paris, with Cécile Guettier.
The nominee for the Science Po prize for contemporary art will also be at the “H Gallery”, for the exhibition “Living one more day”. Events that Galerie Joseph will not fail to relay. You can find Julia and other artists at 20,21 and 37 Chapon, spaces available for rent. In the heart of the historic Haut Marais district, a trendy district.
Surrounded by numerous art galleries and designer boutiques, these sophisticated spaces are ideal for all types of events.